2008 Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl was an NCAA-sanctioned Division I FBS post-season college football bowl game between the Arizona Wildcats (fifth pick from the Pacific-10 Conference) and the BYU Cougars (third place overall in the Mountain West Conference). The game was played on December 20, 2008, starting at 5 p.m. PST at 40,000-seat off campus Sam Boyd Stadium of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The Wildcats stunned the 16th ranked Cougars in the coldest Las Vegas Bowl in history, 31–21. It was televised on
ESPN. The announcers were Mike Patrick and Todd Blackledge with the sideline reporting by Holly Rowe. Starting in 2001, the Las Vegas Bowl featured a matchup of teams from Mountain West and the Pac-10.
Scoring summary [ edit ]
Arizona - Nic Grigsby 1-yard TD run (Jason Bondzio kick), 6:23
Arizona - Bondzio 31-yard FG, 9:21
Harvey Unga 1-yard TD run (Mitch Payne kick), 6:50
BYU - Andrew George 1-yard TD pass from
Max Hall (Payne kick), 11:21
Arizona - Delashaun Dean 37-yard TD pass from
Willie Tuitama (Bondzio kick), 7:07
Arizona - Chris Gronkowski 24-yard TD pass from Tuitama (Bondzio kick), :25
Arizona - Tuitama 6-yard TD run (Bondzio kick), 6:09
BYU - Hall 1-yard TD run (Payne kick), 3:38
Arizona (in red) on offense during the game.
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